Saturday, January 26, 2013

2013 Organic and Green Energy Farming Conference February 7-9 in Springfield

The Missouri Organic Association (MOA) will hold its annual conference Feb. 7 – 9 at the University Plaza Hotel, 333 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway Springfield.

The MOA Conference is one of the largest gatherings of organic producers and consumers in the region; featuring more than 70 informative workshops and 70 trade show exhibitors; nationally known keynote speakers; and local, organic food.

This year, for the first time, the conference will also be hosting speakers on alternative energy sources: solar, wind turbines, and bio-fuel production.

Highlights of the conference include: Keynote speakers: Jeff Moyer from Rodale Institute as he presents the biology of the soils; Stephen Scott from Terrior Seeds as he explains marketing the “terrior” of your bioregion based on the “Soil to the Seed to the Food You Eat”; and Patty Cantrell from Regional Food Solutions LLC as she talks about establishing regional food systems.

Several conference speakers are from the Springfield area including Patrick Byers, a horticulture specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Evening entertainment is also planned.

For more information and full workshop schedule, go to: To register for the full conference or these special educational events, go to


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